Trees provide wonderful benefits to a property and landscape, but when a tree grows too old and/or unsafe it becomes a hazard. Follow these useful steps to identify when a tree may be at risk of falling.
Identifying a Tree at Risk of Falling:
- Get into a position where you can see the entire tree. Examine the tree closely for any signs of leaning. Trees lean and sway naturally, but if you’re unsure about the degree of the lean, we suggest contacting Kelley Tree Service to assess the safety of the tree.
- Check the ground around the base of the tree. If you can see the tree’s roots, look for roots that have been damaged or have decayed. Damaged or decayed tree roots will mean that your tree has lost some structural support.
- Inspect the tree’s trunk. Any cracks or cavities within the tree’s trunk may indicate that the tree is no longer structurally sound.
- Have a certified arborist perform a canopy inspection. Through this canopy inspection an arborist will identify dead branches hidden from the view of those on the ground.
If you notice any of the first three problems, inquire with a professional arborist. Kelley Tree Service will come to your property and can provide a thorough tree health examination. Many times, tree removal isn’t necessary, but when it is, action needs to be taken immediately. Kelley Tree Service’s tree experts and arborists can determine the best plan of action to keep trees on your property safe, healthy, and attractive. We service tree removal and tree health needs from Greater Boston to Danvers, from Cambridge to Cape Ann.